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Show Times:

  • April  26 3:00 pm 
  • April  27 3:00 pm
  • April  28 3:00 pm
  • April 29 3:00 pm
  • May 1 11: 00 am  

Running Time: 208 mins

 Intermission, after the first 123 minutes, of 15 minutes.

Rating: NR

Director: Margaret Williams

Producer: Anne Beresford, Debbie Gray

Writer: William Shakespeare

Cast: Maxine Peake, John Shrapnel, Barbara Marten, Gillian Bevan, Thomas Arnold, Ashley Zhanga Zha, Katie West


MAXINE PEAKE HAMLET “An extraordinary Hamlet... a milestone Hamlet”– Manchester Evening NewsShakespeare’s most iconic work, Hamlet explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. 

From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet, with BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade.

Hamlet is brought to cinemas by film director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin (Royal Opera House/BBC) won many awards including the Diapason d’Or. The film version of Hamlet is produced by Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach, which Margaret also directed.

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